Property disputes for businesses

Most businesses operate from a leased office, factory or warehouse and dealing with the renewal of your business’s lease can be very disruptive. The negotiation of new terms or a dilapidations obligation can be time-consuming and the corresponding uncertainty can make effective business planning difficult.

For landlords, disputes with tenants can negatively impact your portfolio, tie up resources and prevent you from making changes that will enhance the profitability or value of your holding.

Our experienced team of property litigators works closely with our commercial property team to support you across a variety of property-related challenges:

  • Representing tenants in disputes with landlords
  • Representing landlords in disputes with tenants
  • Professional negligence claims

Our services

Below is a quick overview of a number of the ways in which the Morrisons team is able to support you, and your business.

Issues with leases

Our team advise commercial clients on

  • Recovery of rent arrears and service charge disputes
  • Dilapidations
  • Service of break notices
  • Assigning or subletting without consent
  • Landlord’s unreasonable withholding of consent
  • Forfeiture / possession sought by landlords
  • Insolvency of landlord or tenant
  • Renewal of business leases under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954
Freehold and leasehold land
  • Boundary and right of way disputes
  • Adverse possession claims
  • Right of way disputes
  • Enforcement of restrictive covenants
  • Leasehold reform work (including lease extensions and collective enfranchisement
Professional negligence claims
  • Surveyors
  • Solicitors
  • Valuers
Extending you lease or buying your freehold
Party Wall disputes
Basement Extensions